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Photo shows grandfather seeing newborn for very first time in heartbreaking circumstances

The special moment is heartbreaking because the photo shows Emma’s dad looking at the baby through a window.

COUNTY MEATH, Ireland — Social distancing has intimate moments very challenging, but life goes on.

A family in Ireland is making it work, and a photo posted on Twitter that has captured the attention of thousands.

Emma Beth Gall, who lives in County Meath, Ireland, shared a photo of her father meeting his grandson for the very first time.

The special moment is nearly heartbreaking because the photo shows Emma’s dad looking at the baby through a window.

“Three generations of social distancing as my dad meets his grandson for the first time,” Emma wrote in the caption of the photo.

Emma’s photo made a worldwide impact as millions have been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic.

She said that her father is “completely oblivious” to his new fame.

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“Thanks everyone for your lovely messages! The good news is baby Faolán is doing great and oblivious to his new fame. Also Faolán is my nephew and it is my brother Míchéal holding him. His Mammy (whose name is also Emma) took the picture,” Emma wrote in the Twitter thread.

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